Hello. Review of the next penknife
The knife seems to be a copy of the American Zero Tolerance0770, but very distant, only the shape of the blade and the handle with a stretch are similar, but the mechanism, liners, material of knives are completely different. That is, these are different knives and it makes no sense to compare them.
ZERO TOLERANCE 0770 ALUMINUM - knife made bythe motives of the gorgeous older brother ZERO TOLERANCE 0777, who won the BLADE Show 2011 (Atlanta) in the “knife of the year” nomination. Unlike my ancestor - after all, a “shelf” knife, because for all its amazing performance, I have seen few people using collection knives from limited editions at home, the ZERO TOLERANCE 0770 is made an excellent real daily knife, while retaining all its best qualities for practical use. I know people who, having 0777 and falling in love with its geometry and design, took 0770 for daily wear. Why did the knife world like this knife world as an EDC device?
ZERO TOLERANCE 0770 has an amazing bladein the form of Modified Sheepsfoot made of one of the best powder steel to use - Elmax steel. Elmax is a versatile stainless steel similar in composition to the stunning M390. With a similar composition to the S35VN and M390, Elmax wins in its properties due to the many uniformly distributed carbides. This steel practically does not rust (17-18% chrome), it is rather hard to sharpen, but it holds sharpening very well. The blade made of steel ELMAX has the useful property of super-resistance of the cutting edge. This is achieved thanks to a special stage of additional processing, the essence of which is to strengthen the microstructure of the alloy, due to a decrease in the size of carbide grains. ELMAX steel is hardened to approximately 60 Rockwell units, while powder metallurgy gives it properties that many other steels used in the manufacture of knife blades do not have - better ductility (increased fracture resistance), impact strength, toughness, wear resistance and resistance to corrosion. In addition, the ELMAX steel blade is highly polishable, resulting in a mirror-like surface. Based on this, it is clear that a knife with a blade made of such steel with direct descents almost from the butt and a reduction of 0.5 is, de facto, an almost perfect EDC device, and if in combination you can add a convenient handle to this ...
Open type handlesteel liners and two dies of 6061-T6 anodized aluminum, fastened with thick curly bonnets, is compact and, by the way, convenient. The retention comfort is facilitated by the good ergonomics of the handle and the absence of sharp corners with very high quality machining. Reliability of retention (in the absence of any notches on the handle and texturing of the dies) is facilitated by a rather deep subdigital notch, together with a flipper fin, which forms a noticeable guard and a small notch at the beginning of the thumb blade for fencing. The rather powerful (1.5 mm) liner of the Liner Lock lock provides the knife with a good safety margin from folding during various operations (and a thick axial screw indicates that this device can solve more complex tasks than ordinary office work). The handle has a double-sided clip for wearing in the tip-up position with a deep fit, which provides the knife with discreet wear.
ZERO TOLERANCE 0770 is equipped with an assistance systemOpening SpeedSafe®. The knife is opened using the flipper fin. The absence of pegs on the blade increases the useful working area of the blade and creates a rapid design image.
Of course, a little lost in the premiumdesign, but retaining excellent working qualities, ZERO TOLERANCE 0770 became a great EDC knife with a tactical bias, accessible to many users who loved the design of the older model.
A knife is delivered in such a box.
The knife has a blade processed with satin on the slopes,other places are flooded or, as is customary to say in slang, “stunned”. Satin is beautiful, well, very not practical, everything sticks to it, even if you cut the tomato and do not erase the juice in time, you will be forced (if you are not on the drum) to remove traces by repeated rubbing with wet wipes to restore the aesthetic appearance of the blade.
Handle covers made of nylon. Despite the fact that the handle is small, thanks to the deep sub-fingernail notch and the fin forming a tangible guard, the knife comfortably sits in the hand.
The clip can be rearranged on the other side. In any case, holes remain. A lanyard can be attached to them, as well as for the last bonus.
The pads are not corrugated, just matte, which impairs grip in a wet hand.
When folded, the blade is set exactly in the center.
The liner comes to the edge of the heel
I will take apart the knife.
Solid liners, 1.2 mm thick
Hidden in niches of linings
Ball axle on ball bearings
Balls are located in brass rings which slightly protect the bearings from contamination. It would be ideal on the other hand to have a washer with a groove for balls.
Blade. The processing as indicated above is different. The slopes are satin-finished, butts and straight seats are gutted. The plumbing is of high quality, the descents are strictly symmetrical, as is the cutting edge. Although the edges are too sharp, they cling to the finger.
This is what factory grinding looks like.
Characteristics of the knife.
Folded length 111 mm.
Full length 190 mm
Stick width at the widest point 36.5 mm
Thickness 12.8 mm.
Butt thickness in the butt 3.8 mm
Straight descents, mixing 0.4 mm
The width of the blade in the widest place is 28 mm
Blade length 84 mm
Cutting edge length 82 mm
Blade Material: 7Cr18Mov
Weight 102 g.
Now cut something.
The knife cuts the smoked sausage in one motion. But not as good as a kitchen man.
A wire with a copper core.
Craft of wood. Mini pipe for smoking, express method.
The pipe is plain-looking, but it works. There were cases when cigarettes crawled out of the water while fishing, tobacco was collected, dried, and such devices for smoking were made.
After the above steps, the knife, as at the beginning, cuts the paper and shaves uncertainly. Backlash on the blade did not appear. The knife sticks well, the blade flies as it should.
Now, fragmentarily, I will compare this knife with another more famous Ganzo G727M. These knives are similar in size and weight.
Subject in the middle, Ganzo on top .. The Hansa blade is longer, but the cutting edge is the same in length. This is because the Hansa Choil is 10 mm, the subject 4 mm. Ganzo in the butt is thinner than 2.9 mm with the same mixing of 0.4 mm, therefore it cuts a little better. But it’s a pity to open canned food (it’s somehow more delicate IMHO), but please with a subject (it’s more good-natured). The hansa has an axis lock, it is inconvenient to close such a knife with one hand.
Well, what can I say in conclusion.The knife was made very well ... And it certainly does not differ in quality from Ganzo, Enlan and other well-known Chinese brands. The knife is light and not large. Just right for daily use
Thanks for attention.